Return trip to Kaokoland

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May 20th 2007
Published: May 20th 2007
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Before I left Namibia in early April, Keith Leggett, of desert-dwelling elephant research project fame, had asked if I’d be interested in coming back to work on his project in May when he and his new research assistant, Juliane Schaub, would be taking the year’s first Earthwatch volunteers into Kaokoland. I didn’t need asking twice! My role was primarily to help Juliane with the volunteers ... Read Full Entry

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Appearances to the contrary, this is a succulent, not a cactus
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An unexpected passenger back to Outjo from Ongongo, catching a lift in Keith's bedroll. Fortunately, the insect's harmless.

25th June 2007

Vicarious revisit
Fabulous! How I enjoyed revisiting the desert through your description. I think it stays in your blood. Also interested in the landscape without its whiskers of grass cover last year Fond memories

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